Preston Pig

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Preston Pig
Created byColin McNaughton
Starring
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26
Production
Running time15 minutes per episode (approx.)
Release
Original networkCITV
Original release21 September (2000-09-21) –
29 October 2000 (2000-10-29)

Preston Pig is an animated children's television series which aired on CITV. It was based on a series of books, published by Colin McNaughton. It was shown at weekdays from 3pm until 3:15pm, on the British television channel CITV. However, since 2011, it no longer airs on the channel CITV. A feature-length film based on the show was released in Spring 2019 in the United Kingdom.

Characters[edit]

  • Preston Pig: The main character, a pig who is a football fanatic.
  • Mr Wolf: A wolf whom always unsuccessfully tries to catch Preston for dinner.
  • Pumpkin: is Preston's best friend.
  • Granny: Preston's grandmother.
  • Billy: A bully who is Rude to little pigs.

Episodes[edit]

# Title Summary Air Date
1 Goal Preston the world's most brilliant football player, is on his way to the store. He takes his ball and dribbles right through a flower garden, shoots hitting Billy the Bully, and scores knocking off a police officer's hat. But Preston doesn't realise that Mr Wolf, who keeps getting blamed for the pig's messes, is in hot pursuit - and getting closer every minute! 21 September 2000
2 Splash Preston Pig goes for a swim in the Synchronised Swimming Class with his teacher, Miss Mioa, but, as usual, things don't turn out quite as expected. 22 September 2000
3 Saturday Job TBA 23 September 2000
4 Mr Wolf's Own Goal Preston's football mania nearly lands him in hot water. 24 September 2000
5 Wolf on the Run An unexpected encounter with Mr Wolf leads Preston to believe in magic. 25 September 2000
6 Ham of the Match Football is the name of the game when Preston sets out to win the cup, and Mr Wolf pitches in to save the day. 26 September 2000
7 Pooh! Mr. Wolf knows he that babysitting when Preston takes the baby for the park. 27 September 2000
8 Quiz Show Preston and Mr Wolf go head to head on a television quiz show. 2 October 2000
9 Fancy That TBA 3 October 2000
10 The Princess and the Pig TBA 4 October 2000
11 Whee! Pumpkin helps Preston to become a skateboard champion when Billy thinks he's going to win the Skateboarding Competition but Will Mr. Wolf catch Preston before he wins? 5 October 2000
12 Marrows TBA 6 October 2000
13 Oops! Preston takes the basket full goodies to visit Granny and Mr. Wolf follows him when his mother tells the story the "Little Red Riding Hood" and Preston's father got woodcutter to chase that wolf away. 7 October 2000
14 Parp TBA 8 October 2000
15 The Package TBA 9 October 2000
16 The Good, the Bad and the Porky TBA 10 October 2000
17 Pigsvillathon TBA 11 October 2000
18 Boo TBA 12 October 2000
19 Preston's Pet TBA 13 October 2000
20 Mr Wolf Learns a Lesson TBA 14 October 2000
21 Wolf Club TBA 15 October 2000
22 Dig, Dig, Dig TBA 20 October 2000
23 Forsakin' Bacon TBA 21 October 2000
24 Grandpa Wolf TBA 22 October 2000
25 Snout Snouts Preston is practising his scouting skills, while Mr Wolf is still scouting around for a pork dinner! 24 October 2000
26 Robopig TBA 29 October 2000

Voice Cast[edit]

The music was composed by Keith Hopwood.

Home Media[edit]

Preston Pig was released on VHS in the United Kingdom in 2000 in Australia, these video tape releases are called Pig School and Ham of the Match, and then on DVD in the United Kingdom. The DVD release of Preston Pig is called Football Champion.

Broadcast[edit]

Preston Pig aired on CITV in the United Kingdom. However, the programme itself no longer airs on CITV, but can apparently be found on DVD, VHS and online.

Feature-Length Film[edit]

A special feature-length movie, titled The Preston Pig Movie, was released on 22 February 2019 in the United Kingdom. The movie's plot is about Preston Pig and his best friend, Pumpkin, travelling to a race track in Edinburgh, where they have to complete a number of races to be crowned champions. The races themselves are not at all easy, as the pig contestants have to collect acorns, strawberries, apples, hearts and carrots while avoiding obstacles, such as other animals and vehicles as well as other objects like cows, mermaids, pumpkins and haystacks.

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